Sean Eamon Ruairi Trail

Distance: 7 km
Time: 1.5 hours
Terrain: Minor road and trackway
Grade: Moderate

Start & Finish: Start at St. Pat’s Hall (Glan Hall), in Glangevlin. Parking is available here. The Sean Eamon Ruairi Trail takes you through a preserved rural Irish landscape, through old fields, past abandoned farmsteads, into the uplands surrounding the small village of Glangevlin.The landscape was the home of Sean Eamon Ruairi, the last native Irish speaker in West Cavan and serves as a reminder of days gone by. Continue past the church,taking the first left up by the parochial house heading towards Cuilcagh Mountain.Veer left towards the townland of Eshveagh and Legglass. Cross a mountain stream past the sweathouse, an ancient form of sauna used to cure many ailments, and abandoned farmsteads. At this stage tarmac becomes trackway at Legglass. Head westwards past the Weavers House and sculpture memorial to Sean Eamon Ruairi, including some local poetry dedicated to his
memory.There are picnic benches in place and wonderful views. Sean Eamon Ruairi’s homestead is down to the left and privately occupied.

Facilities:
Information panel with map on site as well as bench en route
Pub and shop in Glangevlin
Points of interest:
Brian Boru Road, Deane the Weavers Cottage
Nearby attractions:
Marble Arch CavesVisitor Centre;Whitefathers Cave; Shannon Pot;
Burren Forest; Moneygashel Cashel;Tullydermot Falls